Bomb Squad Bomb Robot Drops Bag of Grenades, Accidentally Drives Right Over One Near 18th and Potrero [VIDEO]

Yeah, so somebody found a bag of grenades in a garage, the bomb squad comes in, they shut down Potrero Avenue, they run a robot in there, KTVU starts showing some live video, robot picks up the bag to ferry it out to some kind of disposal unit, and as it’s cruising down the sidewalk, the bag splits and grenades — GRENADES — start spilling out. But the robot doesn’t seem to notice, and ROLLS RIGHT OVER ONE.

KTVU has the whole long video here, but nothing beats the above screenshot.

(Thanks, ZB!)


Potrero Not a Good Travel Option This Morning BECAUSE OF GRENADES

14 Responses to “Bomb Squad Bomb Robot Drops Bag of Grenades, Accidentally Drives Right Over One Near 18th and Potrero [VIDEO]”

  1. Bret A. Saurus says:

    “911, please state the nature of your emergency.”
    “Yeah, uh…I found a bag of grenades in my garage.”
    “We’ll send over a drunk robot right away, sir.”

  2. Rick says:

    This. Is. Awesome.

  3. Vic Wong says:

    This is why I’m not convinced that robots will ever overtake us humans.

    • anthony says:

      Au contraire, air-breather, that’s just the sort of reckless disregard for self-preservation that’ll ensure our relegation to meat-farm status until some mad h4X0r swallows the red pill.

      - a founding member of Cloyne’s SSCRI (Society to Suppress the Coming Robot Invasion)

  4. TheTens says:

    I saw this live. The anchors started yelling, “No! Don’t run it over!” Oh, Johnny 5.

  5. MrEricSir says:

    I’m betting this isn’t a “robot” so much as a “souped-up RC car.” Whoever was operating it was probably looking only at the camera output and not at what was actually happening.

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  8. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Yeah, I was watching this live. It was pretty hilarious. Guess the grenades weren’t that volatile after all.

  9. bensen says:

    i guess that robot found out……..who really was the BOMB….

  10. JJ says:

    I was standing next to the cameraman and the cops (here is my vid ) and you couldn’t really tell what happened cuz it was so far away. So those who were watching it live on TV knew what was up before any of the police. Then the cops got some squaky call on their walkie-talkies and everybody moved back. The channel 2 cameraman stayed put though – gotta make a living!